The mourning that was


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We've seen the pictures. The children from Finland, with nameplates around their necks. Those who came to Sweden during the war. But who were they? How did they feel? And how did their experiences affect future generations?

Anna Takanen's father was one of these Finnish war children, and in Sörjen which became she takes us on a shaky journey in history. In an intimate and personal performance, she tenderly, slowly and painfully unravels her father's family history, and the complexity of being a child of war. Is it the case that war never leaves one in peace?

The performance is based on Anna Takanen's successful book Sörjen som blev from 2019. A family story over three generations. This is a show for everyone who appreciates a really touching story, and also for everyone who is interested in history - this is part of our common history. The theme is important to many, there are also today close to 700,000 descendants of the Finnish children of war in Sweden.

It takes four generations before a war goes out of a family. I am the third generation, says Anna Takanen

This performance touches, arouses thoughts, feelings and interest. Therefore, we are happy to offer a conversation between Anna and the audience after the break.


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